About us

Feel confident choosing the best preschool in Tempe, AZ. We are a family owned business and are committed to providing quality childcare and learning. Our Reggio Emilia approach encourages children’s natural curiosity and learning through a playful, integrated, enriching environment. Schedule a tour today and enroll your child with the best preschool in Tempe.

Founders

Dr. Rosalind Schoppet

Dr. Rosalind Schoppet, Preschool Director and Owner

Michael Schoppet, Director of Operations and Owner

Dr. Rosalind Schoppet is a dedicated educator with over 20 years’ experience in early childhood and elementary education.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in early education in 1997, going on to earn her Master of Arts in leadership education in 2000 and Doctor of Education in 2008.  Dr. Schoppet’s teaching certifications include Elementary Education (1-8), Principal (K-8), Superintendent (K-12), and Special Education.  Rosalind’s love of learned dates back to her childhood which is not surprising since her father was also a teacher.  She loves spending time with children, especially her amazing kids.  Of course, now there her kids are in high school, Rosalind has more time for her favorite hobbies, reading and playing with her Golden Retrievers Junior and Buddy.

Michael Schoppet is a finance and accounting professional with over 30 years of experience.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Missouri Columbia.  Michael went on to earn the following designations: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certificate in Investment Performance Management (CIPM), and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).  Mike enjoys teaching youth sports as a baseball coach for over 15 years and also as a volunteer in the First Tee Program that promotes positive life experiences through the game of golf.  In his spare time Mike enjoys playing golf, hiking and spending time with his wife, Rosalind, and their two children

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Philosophy

At Pathways, we believe all children have natural curiosity, potential, interests, and the ability to construct their own learning through exploring with everything the environment provides them.

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Mission

Pathways focuses on each child in relation with the family, other children, the teachers, the environment of the school, the community, and with the wider society. Pathways is the gateway whereby all the above relationships are interconnected, reciprocated, and supported. Our mission is supported through the inspiration of Reggio Emilia and the guiding principles it encompasses.
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Vision

Through building strong relationships and connecting with the environment, Pathways seeks to create a foundational path that maintains a love of learning and an appreciation of the world around us.

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